JAMMU, Feb 8: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha addressed the inaugural session of the sixth J&Okay Agricultural Science Congress on “Diversification of Agriculture for Self-Reliant Mountain Agro-Ecology” at SKUAST Jammu, at the moment.
The Lt Governor welcomed the eminent scientists and researchers from throughout the nation within the three-day convention.
He stated the trade of concepts and discussions among the many consultants on crucial facets of different agriculture programs, digital agriculture, start-up tradition, superior veterinary science, innovation, and knowledge sciences will assist in addressing the challenges and exploring alternatives in sustainable agriculture.
The Lt Governor directed the Agricultural Universities to arrange a technique for diversification, worth addition, provide chain administration and worthwhile market linkage for small and marginal farmers.
“J&Okay has various agro-climatic zones which give ample scope of adopting farm degree variations. With this scientific resolution, we are able to mitigate the impression of local weather change and can be capable to generate increased farm income from the identical piece of land,” the Lt Governor stated.
The Lt Governor made sure helpful strategies to enhance productiveness and make the agriculture and allied sector extra profitable for farmers and stakeholders.
He suggested for chalking out an efficient scientific technique for natural and built-in farming. Our farmers must be offered obligatory handholding and steering on Monoculture farming in order that they might avail the advantages of this ‘Farming of Future’, he stated.
The Lt Governor emphasised on growing consciousness and dissemination of knowledge on the advantages of crop rotation, digitization and precision farming instruments among the many farmers.
He additionally suggested for Rural Motion Plan for innovation, technological advances, digital agriculture to make rural group accessible to the important thing flagship areas of the agriculture and allied sectors.
Addressing the gathering, the Lt Governor shared varied progressive steps taken by the federal government together with Holistic Agriculture Improvement Programme (HADP), excessive density plantation, GI tags for area of interest merchandise, agri-entrepreneurship, new Farmers Producers Organisations and creating instructional establishments as a technical hub to assist farmers.
J&Okay is the most important producer of apple within the nation. Final yr, our annual manufacturing was 75 % of the nation’s whole manufacturing. Within the final 3 years, 2.44 lakh metric tonnes of CA storage extra capability have been added and we’re aiming so as to add comparable capability within the subsequent 6 months, the Lt Governor additional added.
Dr. B. N. Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu and Convention Chair emphasised upon the significance of diversification of agriculture and its potential achieve meals and livelihood safety.
At SKUAST Jammu, the Lt Governor inaugurated the Worldwide Hostel of the College.
He additionally launched the Memento cum Abstracts of the sixth J&Okay Agricultural Science Congress being organized by SKUAST-J in collaboration with J&Okay Science, Expertise and Innovation Council, Division of Science & Expertise, J&Okay.
On the event, J&Okay Science, Expertise & Innovation Council, Division of Science & Expertise handed over a cheque of the monetary help of Rs 1.45 crore to SKUAST Jammu on account of analysis of R&D initiatives underneath the Sponsored Analysis & Extension Programme scheme.
Prof. Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Vice-Chancellor SKUAST Kashmir; Saurabh Bhagat, Commissioner/Secretary, Science & Expertise Division; senior Officers of UT Administration and SKUAST, Agriculture Scientists, students and college students had been current.
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